Women Crushing Wednesday with Christy Dobson

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This week in our #WomenCrushingWednesday series, we feature Christy Dobson, Vice President, Board and Community Relations at Children’s Hospital Colorado as the latest woman we know who is simply CRUSHING IT! We took some time to get to know Christy and hear about what makes her tick.

How she’s crushing it…

  • The Why: why do you do what you do? Why are you passionate about your work and/or community contributions?

I can’t think of a role that I would enjoy more. I strongly believe in our mission, and I have the unique opportunity to have a positive impact, via our partnerships and events, on the lives of our patients, their families and our team members.

In the midst of some of the hardest days they may have, the work we do can offer a glimmer of positivity and joy. I love that my team also provides education and resources to the community to help families be as healthy and happy as possible. And I enjoy the opportunity to work with some of the most respected and brilliant minds in the state and region through our hospital board of directors.

  • What is one of the biggest challenges that you have overcome, and how did you overcome it? 

The loss of close family members and friends has been devastating yet also taught me to hold on that much more to those you love.

  • What is your personal motto or favorite quotation?

Be humble and kind.

  • What is the most interesting/strangest job you ever had and what did you learn from it?

I was a reporter for two newspapers writing about everything from feature stories to crime. I covered some disturbing stories as a young college graduate and learned that the crime beat wasn’t for me!

  • Advice for others in business based on what you have learned on your journey?

I treat every day as if I am still interviewing for my role. Respond within 48 hours. Be reliable and loyal. Be kind but firm. Always keep learning and growing. Ask questions.

  • What are you most proud of during the last year?

 I am most proud of building a team that crushes it every single day. They have a can-do attitude and always get things done, no matter the task at hand. I am proud of each event and activity that our team does that makes a difference, big or small. And I am proud of my two teenagers at home, who continue to accomplish so many wonderful things and are two amazing humans.

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